Time Management Isn’t About Doing More

Someone recently said to me, “I don’t need time management. I can’t even get done what I have now, why would I want to do more in my day?”

A common misconception about time management is that it is all about doing more. Cramming too many tasks into your day. And that to be productive you need to madly rush about doing as much as possible.

Yet, time management should do just the opposite. It should let you accomplish more while doing less, while at the same time giving you more time back.

Beware the Busyness Trap

Doing more really only leads to one thing… being busier.

However, being busier done’t mean you are getting more done. Often it results in multi-tasking, too many things started, and not enough actually done.

Too often people confuse productivity with being busy.

Yet, isn’t that why you practice time management? So that you can be less busy? So you can have more time back in your day and life?

“Time management isn’t about being busy, it is about getting more done.”

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Time management isn’t always about doing more. It’s about more accomplished, more completed and more done. But, not simply about doing more.

Doing Less While Accomplishing More

Doing less of what’s more important always wins against doing more of the trivial. Don’t confuse being busy with being productive.

Time management’s purpose is to make your life easier.

Let it do it’s job so that you can accomplish more with less effort.

Question: Do you find yourself doing more than you should? Are you often busier than you are productive? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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  1. There are only 1,440 minutes in a day. Regardless of what fills those minutes, everyone only has a set amount of time in which to get things done. The problems associated with poor time management skills can’t all be solved with simple tips and tricks. The challenge for most people is developing a clear understanding of what time is and how it gets used. The things you believe about time will guide your understanding of how to use it, and in turn, how you ultimately spend time each day.

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